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  1. #1
    May 2019
    Central New York State
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    Relic Hunting

    From my "maybe" pile...hammerstone?

    Cleaning out the Artifact Zone of my living room. This was found among the chips, flakes, and tools of a very productive sight. Is it a hammerstone?
    Or just a beat up rock? How do you tell?Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes to a hammerstone!

  3. #3

    Nov 2017
    Cayuga County NY
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    I would ask myself: Is there any natural process that could account for the circled area on this rock? I'm not sure...looks kinda like individual, distinct, peck-type marks to me....if Uni thinks it's a hammerstone, that's good enough for me, for sure.

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    Lol@if uni thinks.
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  5. #5

    Dec 2018
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    Yes, but not for flint knapping. For cracking nuts or crushing stuff up. Find a rock like that and spend a few minutes cracking nuts with it and it will come out looking just like that.
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  6. #6
    Jun 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
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    Paleoindian-Early Archaic tools
    Uni thinks.

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  7. #7
    Oct 2011
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    pretty classic one too



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